Fleet Street, Brighton

Commercial: award winning conversion of a mothballed concrete shell into 6 small business units.


  • 6 small business units (767-1669 square foot) all with their own front door.
  • All let or sold within a 12 month period.
  • Awarded the Acumen Commercial Property Award for Sustainable Workspace 2012.
“At first glance this is a modest, almost everyday, project may not seen particularly noteworthy. However on close inspection it provides an excellent exemplar provide that could influence the commercial fit out and retrofit market. Well done to QED and their team."
Specialist Acumen Commercial Property Judge, Duncan Baker Brown
Urban regeneration investment

Fleet Street, Brighton is an award winning conversion of a mothballed concrete shell into 6 small business units in an excellent city centre location.

Found within a short walk of Brighton train station, this 600 square metre development met the much needed requirement for affordable ‘graduation’ space for small businesses in Brighton & Hove.

The units were all let or sold within a 12 month period proved demand. A local contractor was selected and was pushed to reduce waste and ensure practical energy efficient solutions.

Reclaimed, recycled, natural and sustainably sourced materials were specified throughout and in-use operation energy was minimised by design. A revised lighting scheme reduced the in-use electrical load by 52 % and the use of reused materials saved over 62,000 MJ or 17,000 kWh of embodied energy.

A post occupancy evaluation was conducted by local energy efficiency specialist Gardner & Scardifield Energy 12 months after occupation of the last unit.

Urban Regeneration Projects

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